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This Week In Sales: Black Ops IV And Red Dead Redemption 2 Aim For The Top


    Period: The week of October 29  – November 4 (2018)

    Top-seller: Call of Duty: Black Ops IV – 39,077 (PlayStation 4)

    Nintendo Switch sales: 43,747 (Last week – 37,855)

    Nintendo 2DS sales: 273 (247)

    New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,226 (3,733)

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,775 (1,669)

    PlayStation 4 sales: 8,693 (9,664)

    PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 8,847 (10,975)

    PlayStation Vita sales: 1,945 (2,115)

    Xbox One sales: 61 (71)

    Xbox One X sales: 129 (127)

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    Last week, Japan had a quiet week in terms of new releases with the only one being Neko Tomo for the Nintendo Switch. Otherwise, we it mostly saw Call of Duty: Black Ops IV and Red Dead Redemption 2 compete for top.


    At #1 we have Call of Duty: Black Ops IV which managing to impressively take back the top with 39,077 units sold on PS4, beating out the #2 in Red Dead Redemption 2 that has been selling in record-shattering numbers around the world, but in Japan it would have to settle for second place this week with 34,258 units sold on the PS4.


    Super Mario Party charted #3 with 27,001 units sold on Switch, followed by several more Switch titles with Minecraft at #4 with 8,093, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #5 with 8,000, Splatoon 2 at #6 with 6,605, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sees its consistency pay off by being back in the top-10 at #7 with 4,628 units sold in the week.


    SoulCalibur VI followed with 4,304 units sold on PS4 to chart at #8, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at #9 with 4,240 units sold. #10 went to the only new release of the week to chart top-20 with Neko Tama which sold 4,151 units for Switch.


    In hardware sales, the Nintendo hardware all saw a slight increase while the PlayStation consoles saw a slight decrease with the PS4 selling 8,693 units and the PS4 Pro with 8,847 to combine for 17,540 units between the two in the week. The Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 43,747 units sold, making up about 62.8% of all hardware sold. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,267,701 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


    The top-20 chart of the week is as follows:

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    02.01.Call of Duty: Black Ops IV39,077417,990PS4SIE
    01.02.Red Dead redemption 234,258167,242PS4TakeTwo
    03.03.Super Mario Party27,001301,351SwitchNintendo
    07.05.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe8,0001,818,277SwitchNintendo
    08.06.Splatoon 26,6052,684,110SwitchNintendo
    12.07.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild4,6281,147,476SwitchNintendo
    10.08.SoulCalibur VI4,30433,766PS4Bandai Namco
    09.09.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey4,24082,874PS4Ubisoft
    New10.Neko Tomo4,151NewSwitchBandai Namco
    14.11.Marvel’s Spider-Man3,803298,124PS4SIE
    16.12.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon3,5681,753,4613DSPokémon Company
    18.13.Super Mario Odyssey3,3011,837,912SwitchNintendo
    13.14.Warriors Orochi 42,887151,189PS4Koei Tecmo
    20.15.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!2,751220,756SwitchBandai Namco
    22.16.Kirby: Star Allies2,689636,284SwitchNintendo
    04.17.Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection2,36016,358PS4Capcom
    19.18.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2,317110,314PS4Falcom
    23.19.Dragon Ball FighterZ2,29843,051SwitchBandai Namco
    15.20.Dark Souls Remastered2,24820,267SwitchBandai Namco

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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